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Brit to cause an upset

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by toooldtogopro (U2187588) 27 August 2008
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The US Open enters round 2 today. I predict a victory for Anne Keothanvong against Francesca Schiavone. What do you guys think?

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posted Aug 28, 2008

Anne is exclusively blogging for www.tennishead.net this week and says in her latest blog (that she wrote after beating Schiavone) that against Dementieva she's "got nothing to lose, feeling confident and in good shape".
Stranger things have happened... check out the blog here...
http://www.tennishead.net/prozone/hot-stuff/2008-08-28/anne-keothavong-blog-beating-schiavone/
And we've got photos from yesterday's match here...
http://www.tennishead.net/on-tour/locker-room/2008-08-27/tennishead-blogger-anne-shocks-schiavone/

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comment by Carior (U3271775)

posted Aug 28, 2008

Saying its the best performance this century means little or nothing. I mean lets be brutal, british women havent won tennis matches on any sort of a regular basis this century and to have the best performance in 7.5 years of abject failure is nothing

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posted Aug 28, 2008

If Anne thinks she's got "nothing to lose" then I think she ought to check her schedule a bit more carefully. I'm pretty sure she's got a tennis match coming up that she could very easily lose, so she needs to watch out smiley.

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posted Aug 28, 2008

Who cares iss the step in the right direction, she works ard n deserves it n thass all there is to it.

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posted Aug 29, 2008

When you mean century do you mean 2000-2008? Excellent performance though and will hopefully inspire more to play, although I think we have all been saying this for a long long time!!

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posted Aug 29, 2008

"When you mean century do you mean 2000-2008? "

Yes. This (originally throw-away) remark has now been analysed quite enough.

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posted Aug 29, 2008

What a good attitude Keothavong has.
Incidentally, I watched Barker play both Navratilova and Evert. At her best, she could match them. She got into the wrong hands and lost her weapon, which was a terrific forehand.

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posted Aug 29, 2008

She has probably never had a better chance of progressing against one of the best in the world in womens tennis. Dementieva put a lot in to the Olympic gold and may be suffering a little emotional hangover. Anne needs to punish the serve early on.

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posted Aug 29, 2008

I agree she got into the wrong ands. Martina Navratilova who saw er play when she started ahrt as a junior said Anne is the one who should be makin progress of all the Brit women. Iss the new coaches Clare Curran who are givin er some self belief n she is playin with more bite and drive on er foreand which is er best weapon in tennis.

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posted Oct 6, 2008

Anne to play Barnstaple $50K this week. Just confirmed by LTA site.

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